Ridge Spring, South Carolina

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Ridge Spring, South Carolina

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High Points

Ridge Spring strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Ridge Spring Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Ridge Spring Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 12% Ridge Spring Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Ridge Spring Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 18% Ridge Spring Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Ridge Spring Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Ridge Spring, South Carolina

Comparing Ridge Spring to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 9
Female Share of the Population 10 8
Senior Citizens 7 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 1 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Housing Recently Built 6 4
People Living Alone 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 9
Low Violent Crime 5 9

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Ridge Spring Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NE of Augusta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Saluda
Standard Zip Codes 29129
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.845
Longitude -81.661

Ridge Spring Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 54 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station SALUDA
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station CLARK HILL 1 W
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
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Ridge Spring Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 823 100%
Male 369 44.8%
Female 454 55.2%
Under 18 201 24.4%
18+ 622 75.6%
65+ 154 18.7%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.18
White 279 33.9%
African-American 526 63.9%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 12 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 2.6%

Estimated Ridge Spring Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 797
Growth -26
Growth % -3.2%

Ridge Spring Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 63.7%
US/American 15.9%
German 6.5%
English 5.1%
Irish 4.2%
Italian 1.5%
African 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ridge Spring 823 $28,984
Batesburg-Leesville 5,517 $40,040
Johnston 2,336 $29,531
Monetta 220 $39,167
Summit 219 $35,625
Trenton 226 $41,667
Ward 110 $41,250
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